4.7" iPhone 6 to hit the conveyor belts in July, 5.5" phablet in August, while Apple might keep the iPhone 5c

Foxconn rumored to land 5.5-inch iPhone orders; Wistron gets 4-inch phone orders
Apple's rumored 4.7" iPhone 6 is allegedly in the final stages of preparation to be mass-produced in July,  indicate "sources from the upstream supply chain." The alleged 5.5" Apple phablet will apparently hit the conveyor belts later, in August, which doesn't bode well for an announcement simultaneously with the 4.7" catwalk model.

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will take the lion's share of the new iPhones' production yield, with Pegatron responsible for 30% of the 4.7" iPhone 6 model orders. Interestingly enough, a 4" iPhone will allegedly keep being made, but it's not exactly clear if it will be the iPhone 5s, or the iPhone 5c. Given the fact that the insiders mention Wistron as the third OEM manufacturer, and Wistron is currently assembling the iPhone 5c, it might be that Apple will keep the colorful handset as its lower-end iPhone solution. 

Actually, the sources claim that the 4" and 4.7" iPhones will be the two main sales drivers for the iPhone franchise this year, perhaps alluding to the production difficulties that are speculated around the 5.5" phablet. All of this jibes with a previous rumor that the 4.7" iPhone 6 will be announced late August, with production starting in July, while Foxconn will get to the 5.5-incher by the end of the summer. Still, it's not out of the question that both might be announced at the same time, but Apple might be expecting niche sales numbers for the phablet, and thus starting production in lower volumes.

source: Digitimes

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